Archive: 2024-05

  • Week 177: Misplaced optimism

    My optimism about moving back into our house was misplaced: by the end of the week they were still painting upstairs and installing flooring downstairs, so we’re still relying on friends. We’ve been very lucky in that respect, even if moving every few weeks takes up a lot of time that I would rather have been spending otherwise.

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  • Week 176: Se non è vero, è ben trovato

    I went to the Interesting conference on Wednesday evening. I saw a lot of old colleagues and other friends from the gentler earlier days of the internet.

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  • Week 175: Communication breakdown

    I can communicate in quite a few languages, but one that causes me trouble is the modern scourge that is emoji. They weren’t so bad when they were reasonably limited in number (the original Docomo set had 176) but there are now so many variants of cartoon faces that I can’t ever be certain of their intended meaning.

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  • Week 174: Dawn chorus

    A variety of leaves and twigs, with three snails. All have their necks
out and their eyestalks extended

    Snails feasting at dawn in Russia Dock Woodland

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